Patmos is an island of great natural beauty! You will enjoy anchoring in the harbour and taking time out to visit the various attractions ashore.
It would be easy to spend two days in Patmos during crewed yacht charter Greece, although if you are short on time, an afternoon and an overnight may be all you need to get an idea.
From a religious perspective, Patmos is synonymous with Saint John. During his exile on the island during the years 96-98 AD, he wrote “The Apocalypse” while inhabiting a cave, “The Cave of the Apocalypse”. If you are into history or enjoy visits to sites of religious importance, you will certainly enjoy this island! It is impossible not to be impressed by the sight of Scala harbour, set in a large, well-sheltered bay and at the base of a mountain crowned by the 13th century monastery of St. John the Divine.
There is much to see and do ashore in Scala, but the real attractions of the island are its monasteries, the Cave of the Apocalypse and the Convent of Evengelismos.
If you have time to spare, and would likely get a kick out of hiring a car and doing your own thing while in Greece, we recommend that you set aside part of one day just to drive around the island at leisure, meeting some of the locals, stopping to admire the views and then stripping off in the heat of the day to take a dip in clear blue Aegean waters.